Treatment Options for BPH

Men who have BPH with symptoms usually need some form of treatment at some time. The following section describes the types of treatment that are most commonly used for BPH.

Drug Therapy

Over the years, researchers have tried to find a way to shrink or at least stop the growth of the prostate without using surgery. The FDA has approved several medications to relieve common symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. Our board-certified urologists can work with you to prescribe the right medication for your symptoms.

Minimally Invasive Therapy: UROLIFT

Because drug treatment is not effective in all cases, researchers in recent years have developed a number of procedures that relieve BPH symptoms but are less invasive than conventional surgery. These include: UROLOFT - BPH Treatment UROLIFT treatment – is a minimally invasive approach to treating BPH that lifts and holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue. Learn More About UROLIFT.

GreenLight Laser Therapy

In special cases, removal of the enlarged part of the prostate as the best long-term solution for patients with BPH. With surgery for BPH, only the enlarged tissue that is pressing against the urethra is removed; the rest of the inside tissue and the outside capsule are left intact. Surgery usually relieves the obstruction and incomplete emptying caused by BPH. The following section describes the types of surgery that are used. Greenlight Laser Therapy treatment for BPH at Advanced Urology Associates GreenLight Laser Therapy – Creating A New Standard of Care The GreenLight™ Laser Therapy is a treatment that combines the effectiveness of the traditional surgical procedure known as “Trans Urethral Resection of the Prostate” (TURP) with fewer side effects. Learn More About GreenLight Laser Therapy

Holmium Laser Enucleation (HoLep)

A therapy where a high energy laser is used to cut away obstructing prostate tissue. The procedure is done under anesthesia and does require a night’s stay in the hospital. Benefits Include:

  • Ability to treat any size prostate gland with minimal bleeding
  • A re-treatment rate of less than 2 percent
  • Early, immediate relief of symptoms and fast return to normal activity. Patients usually go back to work within two to three days and can resume their physical exercise within two weeks.
  • Next-day catheter removal in most of the cases with less than 24 hours hospital stay.
  • Minimal pain, requiring only oral pain control
  • Fewer potential complications. The holmium laser technology offers a low-depth of penetration of less than half of 1 mm, which causes less damage to the underlying healthy tissue and lowers the risk for excessive bleeding.

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)

TURP is the gold standard to which other surgeries for BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) are compared. BPH causes an enlarged prostate, which in turn leads to issues with urination, like frequent urination. The TURP procedure alleviates these urinary issues. Learn More About TURP

Advanced Urology Associates has years of experience with BPH and can help you decide what treatment is best for you.

There are many options to choose from and we’re here to help find the right one. Request an appointment with us today at any one of our locations. Simply click the link below or call us at 815.409.4930.